New date for online WUSCAs 2020 announced.
The WUSCAs team has been working hard over the past couple of months to prepare a fantastic virtual event in place of the postponed physical ceremony.
We are pleased to be able to share with you here the new date for this exciting virtual awards ceremony. So, get your diaries out and ready to book in some time to celebrate UK Higher Education at its finest!
WUSCAs 2020 will take place on July 8th, with live announcements from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The event will be hosted by the sparkling Claudia Winkleman and via the Whatuni Twitter feed @Whatuni. We will soon be releasing an event schedule with the details of when each category will be announced.
We would like to extend our thanks to our student audience and the entire education sector, particularly this year’s nominated institutions, for their patience regarding these much-anticipated announcements.
We know it has been a long wait, but in the context of these unprecedented times and challenges we felt it was particularly important to do the virtual WUSCAs right and at the right time.
We hope you can join us on July 8th to celebrate all that’s great about UK Higher Education, giving recognition to institutions that have gone above and beyond for their students, and providing future students with essential peer-to-peer feedback on their higher education options.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for further information on email@example.com. Until then stay safe and stay healthy.
Important information concerning IDP Connect events.
After careful consideration and consultation with our friends and colleagues across the sector, and with the health and safety of everyone in the sector in mind, earlier this year we made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs).
The Domestic Insights Day due to be held in association with the WUSCAs was also postponed.
While this decision was not taken lightly, it was felt that to continue with the events in the context of a global pandemic would not be in the best interest of the sector, the students, and our staff.
What this means:
We are a student first organisation, and recognising the value of the reviews to students we will proceed with announcing the winners of each WUSCAs category digitally towards the end of June or early July.
IDP Connect will be working hard to ensure that the online announcement of WUSCAs winners will be promoted widely, and will engage with both the sector and the student population as it would normally do.
The shortlisted institutions will receive supporting publicity materials, such as the official awards badges, enabling them to announce their success across their own channels.
A separate and adjusted physical ceremony is still expected to take place later in the year, in partnership with the rescheduled Domestic Insights day. These rescheduled events will be designed to provide real value both for institutions recognised by the WUSCAs and for the sector as a whole.
As the details of these events will need to be based on how the current situation develops, we cannot yet provide additional information but will ensure to keep you updated as plans progress.
If you have already booked a ticket for the WUSCAs you will be contacted separately.
We appreciate that this is a disappointing outcome for the sector, and particularly those institutions who were nominated, but we hope that you will share our view that in the current circumstances it is our responsibility to take the necessary precautionary steps in securing the safety and wellbeing of all involved.